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December 1, 1888

LETTER FROM BOSTON.

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JAMA. 1888;XI(22):788-790. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400730032009

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Acute Lobar Pneumonia in Children— Pelvic Hœmatocele; Operation by Laparotomy; Suture of Cyst to Abdominal Wall and Drainage—Laparotomy for Volvolus—Removal of a large part of the Frontal Bone for Compound Fracture.

At the meeting of the Suffolk District Medical Society, on Oct. 27, Dr. C. W. Townsend read an extensive and interesting paper on "Acute Lobar Pneumonia in Children." He said that we should make a distinction between lobar and lobular or broncho-pneumonia, although this is not generally done, it being customary to find both forms classed together in the returns as pneumonia. Lobar pneumonia is an acute specific disease, whereas lobular or broncho-pneumonia is a secondary affection and is almost always secondary to a bronchitis affecting the smaller bronchi. When a pneumonia is spoken of in young children, the lobular pneumonia is the form that is generally understood to be in consideration. This, however, should

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